Photo | Catherine Palladino

About my career [so far] 

My obsession with makeup started as a young girl, I was constantly sneaking into my mom's makeup stash and can remember to this day her Revlon eye pencil and Maybelline mascara in the pink and green tube. I loved art as a kid -- drawing, painting, anything I could do to be creative...so this job lets me express that while I'm making people feel beautiful!

I've been in the beauty industry for half of my life and I'm constantly discovering new reasons to love what I do. I've been blessed to work on live TV, commercials, magazine shoots, fashion shows, music videos and just about everything else. In addition to that, I've done hundreds of weddings over the years, which is truly an honor and something I will always love to do! The best part of my job is making people happy, I live for the moment when my client looks in the mirror and smiles. 

After gaining several years of experience working behind the counter in department stores and upscale spas/salons, I fulfilled a life-long dream by opening my own makeup studio, Pittsburgh Makeup.  Pittsburgh Makeup is a licensed Esthetician Studio in Greensburg, PA.  If I'm not here doing makeup lessons or bridal trials, I'm taking my business on the road doing on-location makeup for weddings, commercial projects and events all over the Pittsburgh area. I can't wait to see where this journey takes me and feel that I'm still only just getting started!  I hope you can see by my website that this isn't just a job, but truly my passion. I feel blessed to work with the people that I do, and have the highest level of respect for others in this industry!

You can't use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have."

-- Maya Angelou